This "Question" and its answer are long, redacted excessively, and reads more like a dialog than an answerable question and a satisfying answer. Does this strike anyone else as inappropriate?
Yes it does, and I left them a comment that I'll follow up on later.
This looks like an isolated incident though, so I'm not too worried about this becoming a trend. There are better tools available for collaborating on projects, and those two don't have enough time before the heat death of the universe to clutter up the site with many more posts of that length.